FIA finds Rs9.5 billion in Salman Shahbaz’s employees’ bank accounts

Salman Shahbaz

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency has discovered billions of rupees stashed in bank accounts of staffers of Salman Shahbaz, the son of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif.

The banking crime circle of FIA found a staggering Rs 9.5 billion in bank accounts of staffers working at the Ramazan and Al-Arabia Sugar Mills.

Giving a breakdown of the discovered amount, FIA said Rs 2.3 billion was found in a bank account of a peon, Maqsood, who also purchased a luxury car worth more than Rs15 million.

The agency further said a sum of Rs1 billion was discovered in an account owned by Shahbaz’s clerk Shabbir Qureshi while Rs 240 million was found in the account of another employee, Rana Wasim.

According to sources, the agency has referred the matter to a combined investigation team (CIT) in addition to seeking details of accounts of the employees in different banks.

It has also directed the Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to submit details of companies owned by Shabaz.

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